[systemd-devel] Rethinking getty and fast user switching

Dax Kelson dkelson at gurulabs.com
Mon Feb 20 09:57:36 PST 2012

On Mon, 2012-02-20 at 17:54 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote:

> What is currently implemented is more like this:
> 1. On systems with graphical login: tty1 is always the DM
> 2. On systems without graphical login: tty1 is always a getty

Is this the case even for the first boot after install? I've seen the DM
was on tty2 instead. I'd like the "first boot after install" to be
consistent with all other boots.

In the general case, I'd strongly prefer a setup that was consistent and
deterministic as far as accessing X.

If I walk up to a box where someone has switched to a text console, I
don't want to play the "search for the X" game. I teach Linux classes in
rooms full of students and this is a constant annoyance compared to the
old deterministic days.

Dax Kelson

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